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MORDECAI THE LIFE & TIMES (Signed 1st Printing) Biography of Mordecai Richler: Charles Foran

MORDECAI THE LIFE & TIMES (Signed 1st Printing) Biography of Mordecai Richler

Charles Foran

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ISBN 10: 0676979637 / ISBN 13: 9780676979633
Editorial: Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2010
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Bag End Books (MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada)

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Signed by the Author on the Title Page. No inscription. A First Edition First Printing with complete number line to "1" Black cloth boards quarter bound in red with gilt titles on the spine. A fine unmarked book. 738 pages. Illustrated throughout with photos. Lightly rubbed on the jacket, else a Fine/Fine book. The massive biography of the great Canadian writer Mordecai Richler. A large heavy book which will need a little extra postage. You can email a quote. In a fresh brodart archival jacket protector. N° de ref. de la librería 002511

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Título: MORDECAI THE LIFE & TIMES (Signed 1st ...

Editorial: Knopf Canada, Toronto

Año de publicación: 2010

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century.

The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous novelist whose life reads like fiction.

Mordecai Richler won multiple Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others, as well as many awards for his children's books. He also wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His influence was larger than life in Canada and abroad. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the page the richness of Mordecai's life as young bohemian, irreverent writer, passionate and controversial Canadian, loyal friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught childhood, and gives us the "portrait of a marriage" — the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as beloved father of five. The portrait is alive and intimate — warts and all.

About the Author:

CHARLES FORAN is the author of eight previous books, including the novels Carolan's Farewell and House on Fire, and the award-winning non-fiction work The Last House of Ulster. Born and raised in Toronto, he holds degrees from the University of Toronto and University College Dublin, and has taught at universities in China, Hong Kong and Canada. A former resident of Montreal, where he was a columnist for the Montreal Gazette and reported on Quebec for Saturday Night magazine, he currently resides with his family in Peterborough, Ontario. Of his most recent book, the essay collection Join the Revolution, Comrade, one critic wrote: "Foran takes seriously his role as a writer who's alert and engaged with the world" (Quill & Quire). He has made documentaries for CBC Radio and is a contributing reviewer for the Globe and Mail.

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